'''Creative Commons''' ('''CC''') is an American non-profit organization
devoted to expanding the range of creativity|creative
works available for others to build upon legally and to share.
The organization has released several copyright
s known as Creative Commons license
s free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive
for the benefit of recipients or other creators. An easy-to-understand one-page explanation of rights, with associated visual symbols, explains the specifics of each Creative Commons license. Creative Commons licenses do not replace copyright, but are based upon it. They replace individual negotiations for specific rights between copyright owner (licensor) and licensee
, which are necessary under an "all rights reserved" copyright management, with a "some rights reserved" management employing standardized licenses for...